Kim Kardashian’s Mystery Illness has been confirmed as Psoriatic Arthritis—But What Is That?
Kim Kardashian has been officially diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis and this is what it is all about
On the show “keeping up with Kardashian” Kim repeatedly visited her doctors due to some heath conditions which were not made public earlier on but later the doctor suspected and diagnosed her with Rheumatoid Arthritis or Lupus according to the symptoms she was showing. However later she was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis which is equally mysterious to many of us so here are the causes, symptoms and treatments for this medical condition.
A nice reason to attract social media attention
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Any publicity is a good publicity in the show world and who better to understand and milk it to their advantages than the Kardashian family. So much so that, Kim’s, Medical condition was also fully manipulated by the show to grab eye balls.
In the recent episodes of the show Kin finally revealed that she has been visiting a doctor for fatigue, nausea and swellings in her hands. Her earlier diagnosis and test concluded she has lupus or rheumatoid arthritis.
Diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis
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But later on, the next episode she apparently got a second opinion and she was finally diagnosed with Psoriatic arthritis which is linked with her psoriasis which comes and goes according to her doctor. If it was really lupus, we would have screed it but that was thankfully not the case. No wonder she felt vastly relived that her condition is not as serious as she previously thought them to be but she is still on medications to control the symptoms.
What is psoriatic arthritis, exactly?
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It’s a form of inflammatory arthritis that happens in some people with psoriasis, a systematic inflammatory disease where scales are formed in your skin due to build up of skin cells on top of each other. In some cases, this condition is mild and occasional while in other cases the condition is serious and constant and if not treated properly it can cause joint damages if it’s not treated.
While this condition usually attacks people with psoriasis, it can also happen to regular people as ell and it usually occurs between the age group of 30-50 and nearly 15% of people go on to develop the actual medical condition.
What are the symptoms of psoriatic arthritis?
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According to the American college of rheumatology, the symptoms vary according to the person but it usually encompasses the joints, fingers, toes, back and pelvis. People with psoriasis have back pains and swellings. The pattern is pretty simple the patient has psoriasis first and then after 10 years they develop the arthritis.
How is psoriatic arthritis diagnosed?
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Usually the doctors look for swollen and painful joints, patterns of arthritis and changes in skin texture. Doctors also order MRI, CT scan or ultrasound to have a closer look at the patient’s bones. There can be blood tests too to rule out other form of arthritis or conditions to rule put any other form of conditions or arthritis.
How is psoriatic arthritis treated?
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Again, the treatment depends upon the level of seriousness the condition has. In mild cases the patients are usually prescribed a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug; like ibuprofen or naproxen. However, they do not cure the condition but control the pain and inflammations. Alternatively, disease modifying anti rheumatic drugs can help along with biological medicines which can be infused in the system through injections. According to the doctors there are various other ways to treat this condition as well and can get the psoriatic arthritis under control with the correct treatment.
As of now Kim is happy with her treatment and she is well aware that the pain would come and go but she is confident that she would be able to manage it well.